Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone

Updated: April 04, 2016

Travel Health Notice

On November 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that Ebola virus transmission had been stopped in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone continues to monitor for new cases and measures remain in place to prevent transmission in the country.

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers to Sierra Leone practise usual precautions.

Please consult the Government of Canada's travel advice and advisories for Sierra Leone for more information, including safety, security and border measure considerations.


Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic at least six weeks before your departure. Protect yourself by following the recommendations below.

Be prepared and protect yourself while travelling in Sierra Leone.

Travelling home to Canada

Before departure:

It is important to know that the airports in Ebola affected countries may continue to be screening travellers for signs of Ebola or a fever and/or the possibility that they may have been exposed to Ebola virus. Those who have been exposed or are showing symptoms of Ebola will not be allowed to travel on commercial flights as well as on any commercial buses, trains or ships.

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